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Forbidden Words of a Shell Whistleblower Dr John Huong

Forbidden Words of a Shell Whistleblower Dr John Huong – A Shell Geologist for almost 30 years

May 2004

Printed below is a letter from Dr. John Huong which he supplied to us just before Eight companies from the Royal Dutch Shell Group obtained a High Court Injunction and Restraining Order that robbed him of his HUMAN RIGHTS and Freedom of Expression accorded under the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

THE LETTER FROM DR HUONG

My name is Dr John Huong. Until May 2003 I was a Shell geologist for almost 30 years – a management level employee of Shell Malaysia. I specialised in many areas of earth sciences including Micropalaeontology, Petrology, Sedimentology, Field Geology, Bio-Sequence Stratigraphy, Operation Geology, Exploration Geology, Reservoir Geology and Production Geology. I am also conversant with Petrophysics, Petroleum Engineering (i.e. Well Engineering, Reservoir Engineering) and Petroleum Economics. In the company, I belonged to the Malaysian Senior Staff Council (MSSC) and was once its Vice President. read more

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Shell, US in liquefied natural gas talks

Business Day (South Africa): Shell, US in liquefied natural gas talks

“A consortium led by oil giant Royal Dutch/Shell is in the final stages of negotiating the first-ever contract to sell Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) to North America”

TOKYO – A consortium led by oil giant Royal Dutch/Shell is in the final stages of negotiating the first-ever contract to sell Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) to North America, a spokesman said Thursday.

“We are in advanced (stage of) negotiations for the sale of LNG to North America. But no deal has been signed yet,” said the spokesman for Sakhalin Energy, a joint venture comprising Royal Dutch/Shell, Japan’s Mitsui and Co. and Mitsubishi Corp.

Sakhalin Energy’s Sakhalin II project, one of the largest integrated oil and gas projects ever undertaken, made its first deals in May 2003 to provide a combined 2.3 million tons of LNG a year to two Tokyo gas and power utilities starting in 2007. read more

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Oil Explorers Searching Ever More Remote Areas

The New York Times: Oil Explorers Searching Ever More Remote Areas

“Exxon Mobil, BP and Shell will have to find a total of 4.4 billion new barrels of oil each year just to replace their current production.”

By JAD MOUAWAD

Published: September 9, 2004

TAVANGER, Norway, Sept. 3 – It is a tale that Statoil’s explorers enjoy retelling. In 1992, the company decided to give up on an offshore tract after two exploratory wells came up dry. Management was getting nervous about the cost – $15 million a well – and was ready to cut its losses.

The explorers still had hopes, though, and managed to get permission for one last try. The third well struck oil, opening a field with about 550 million barrels of recoverable oil, enough to satisfy Britain’s consumption for a year. read more

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Portugal’s Galp Eyes Spain Expansion Despite Shell Blow

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Portugal’s Galp Eyes Spain Expansion Despite Shell Blow

“Earlier Wednesday, Shell said it had sold its 338 gasoline stations and other assets in Spain to Disa Corporacion Petrolifera…”

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

Posted 9 Sept 04

LISBON — Portuguese energy giant GalpEnergia SA (GAP.YY) will continue to seek out expansion opportunities in Spain after losing a bid to purchase Royal Dutch/Shell’s (RD) retailing units there.

“GalpEnergia maintains its ambition of growing in Iberia, with the aim of achieving 8% market share in Spain,” the company said in a statement late Wednesday. GalpEnergia said it would continue to focus on organic growth and remain alert to further acquisition opportunities. read more

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Shell Solar, GEOSOL and WestFonds open World’s largest solar park – Leipzig, Germany

SolarAccess.com: Shell Solar, GEOSOL and WestFonds open World’s largest solar park – Leipzig, Germany

By Shell Solar

Posted 9 Sept 04

Shell Solar, GEOSOL and WestFonds, have officially opened the world’s largest grid connected PV powerplant, comprising of 33,500 modules, with an output of 5 MW. The power generated from the solar park will be fed into the grid and will be sufficient to meet the electricity demand of about 1,800 households. The solar power station will save some 3,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually. Federal Minister Trittin, Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety officially inaugurated the park. read more

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Royal Dutch/Shell will sell 338 petrol stations in Spain

The Times: Need to Know: Global Business Briefing: “Royal Dutch/Shell will sell 338 petrol stations in Spain”

By Neelam Verjee and Tom Roundell

September 09, 2004

Royal Dutch/Shell will sell 338 petrol stations in Spain and 5 per cent of its gas trading business in the country to Disa Corporacion Petrolifera, the Spanish oil company. No sales price was given.

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SHELL agreed to sell 338 petrol stations to Canary Islands group Disa

Daily Mail, London, business briefs column: “SHELL agreed to sell 338 petrol stations to Canary Islands group Disa.”

Sep 09, 2004

SHELL agreed to sell 338 petrol stations to Canary Islands group Disa. It would not disclose the price. Shell fell 3 1/2p to 415p.

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Business Times (Malaysia): Shell shares rise on gas discovery news

Business Times (Malaysia): Shell shares rise on gas discovery news

“SHARES of Shell Refining Co (Federation of Malaya) Bhd rose briefly yesterday following reports that its joint venture with Petronas had made another gas discovery offshore Kelantan.”

Sep 09, 2004

SHARES of Shell Refining Co (Federation of Malaya) Bhd rose briefly yesterday following reports that its joint venture with Petronas had made another gas discovery offshore Kelantan.

Its shares climbed 15 sen to RM7.35 when Bursa Malaysia opened for trading. After some hectic moves, they closed unchanged at RM7.35, with 38,200 lots traded. CS Mutiara Petroleum Sdn Bhd, a 50:50 joint venture between Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd and Shell Malaysia Exploration & Production, on Tuesday announced that it had made another gas discovery in Block PM301. read more

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Suez thanks lucky star

Financial Times: Suez thanks lucky star

“Gérard Mestrallet could not have picked a better moment to buy Shell’s interests in two Belgian gas companies.”

By Paul Betts

Published: September 9 2004

It may be coincidence, but Gérard Mestrallet could not have picked a better moment to buy Shell’s interests in two Belgian gas companies.

The deal is part of the Suez boss’s new strategy of refocusing resources to boost his European electricity and gas operations to challenge, above all, his two big French state rivals: Electricité de France and Gaz de France. After buying stakes in smaller French electricity companies, he is strengthening his gas business to take advantage of energy liberalisation. read more

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Total Chairman: Pricey Oil Rivals Not A Good Buy Bargain

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Total Chairman: Pricey Oil Rivals Not A Good Buy Bargain

“I won’t even mention Shell,” Desmarest said at a strategy briefing.: “Total was not at the origin of the merger (speculation),” he said.

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

Posted 9 Sept 04

PARIS — French energy giant Total SA (TOT) Wednesday said it has little appetite for big acquisitions in the short-term as top-of-the-cycle sector conditions mean there are few bargains available.

Thierry Desmarest, Total’s chairman, also quashed recent speculation that Europe’s third-biggest oil company by production is considering a blockbuster takeover of all or part of bigger Anglo-Dutch rival Royal Dutch/Shell Group (RD, SC).

“I won’t even mention Shell ,” Desmarest said at a strategy briefing. “They remain a company of great human resources and it’s a partner with which we have very good relations.” read more

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Financial Post – Canada: Not interested in Shell bid, Total CEO says

Financial Post – Canada: Not interested in Shell bid, Total CEO says

Sep 09, 2004

PARIS – Thierry Desmarest, chief executive of Total SA, yesterday poured cold water on speculation he was interested in bidding for rival Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Cos.

The current environment of high oil prices was “not conducive to profitable acquisitions,” he said. “Even if it is undergoing a difficult period now, I am sure the quality of people at Shell will help it get out of its troubles,” he said. “I don’t know who is at the origin of these rumours but it is not us.” read more

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Total chief quashes Shell speculation

Financial Times: Total chief quashes Shell speculation

“Thierry Desmarest, chief executive of Total, the French oil group, yesterday poured cold water on speculation he was interested in bidding for Anglo-Dutch rival Shell.”

By Martin Arnold

Published: September 9 2004

Thierry Desmarest, chief executive of Total, the French oil group, yesterday poured cold water on speculation he was interested in bidding for Anglo-Dutch rival Shell.

The current environment of high oil prices was “not conducive to profitable acquisitions,” he said.

“Even if it is undergoing a difficult period now, I am sure the quality of people at Shell will help it get out of its troubles,” he said. “I don’t know who is at the origin of these rumours but it is not us.” read more

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Brunei sultan sends Lear jet to fetch Arroyo

Asian Journal

2004-09-09 00:19:00(LA) / 2004-09-09 16:19:00(Manila)

OFF to the royal wedding they go — in style. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo are being flown to Brunei, for the wedding of the oil-rich kingdom’s crown prince this morning, in a Lear Jet 60 sent by their host, the fabulously wealthy Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. That’s according to a Palace official, who also said the First Couple would be flown back in the same aircraft after the two-day event, tagged Asia’s wedding of the year. read more

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